Asparagus with Bacon and Shallots

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Asparagus with Bacon and ShallotsRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

A quick hit with crispy bacon and shallots under the broiler, and voila! An instant side dish favorite, ready in minutes.

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces)


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1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
Cooking spray
2 center-cut bacon slices
2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots
3 tablespoons unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Preheat broiler to HIGH; arrange rack about 4 inches from heating element.

2. Arrange asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.

3. Broil asparagus 10 minutes, stirring once.

4. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Remove from pan; crumble. Add shallots; cook 30 seconds. Add chicken stock, vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup; cook 1 minute. Drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle with salt and crumbled bacon.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 49
Fat 1.2 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Calcium 33 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 1 g